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Personalized Glitter Ornaments


So what’s even better than the mess free glitter ornaments that I showed you the other day? Personalized mess free glitter ornaments, of course!

I love the look of the plain glitter ornaments, but I had some silver glitter vinyl from Expressions Vinyl that was just begging to be put to good use, and I hadn’t made my boys their personalized ornament for 2012 yet. It just made perfect sense to add another layer of glitter to my glitter…more is more at holiday time right?

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my boys’ initials from solid colored vinyl, but you could easily cut it out with a sharp Xacto knife as well. Just print out the initial on to printer paper, trim it to size and tape it on top of your piece of vinyl. Carefully use the Xacto knife to cut through both layers (paper and vinyl) to cut out your letters. Apply the initial to the ornament using a small scrap of transfer paper.

I used the silver glitter vinyl for my boys’ names along with a “2012″ for the back side. The font that I used is Lobster, and it’s one of my current favorites.

These are seriously so easy to make that they become addictive! I ended up making one for each of the kiddos of Eight By Five, and I’m headed back to the craft store this week to see if I can find any more of the glass disc ornaments since I’ve had lots of requests for more. Such fun!

I’m rather obsessed with the tremendous amount of sparkle that these add to the Christmas tree, and I’m honestly contemplating getting rid of all my old solid colored balls and replacing them with a whole bunch of these!


  1. AW! LOVE!!!

  2. Ours is on our tree now! Thanks for making Zane one!

  3. These are awesome! I just made the plain glitter ones – so much fun – and now I’m crazy envious of the names and year you put on yours. Tell me about this “Silhouette Cameo” – is it easy to use? Worth it to purchase? My daughter makes cheer bows (the gigantic kind!) and it would be really cool to be able to add names to them.

  4. Love some bling – these are amazing!

  5. These are fabulous, Heidi!

  6. Very cute idea!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  7. Love the glitter!!

  8. These look fabulous. I love how they are glitter and bling but still suitable for boys.

  9. The colors are gorgeous! I love the lobster too… another similar font is Habano ST. My blog header is Habano. I really need to get a Silhouette.

  10. Where do you buy your glass ornaments? and how much do you typically spend on them?

    • I buy them at my local craft stores (in the past I’ve gotten most of them at Hobby Lobby because they had the best price) when they’re on sale or I have a coupon. Depending on size and style (flat disc or full ball shape) they’re usually about $6-10 for a pack of 6-8 at full price. :)

  11. These are awesome… I have a horrible confession– I won a Silhouette but haven’t played with it yet… I clearly need to!
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  12. these are soo cute!!

  13. so so stinking darling!!!
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  14. Would you be willing to share what font you used for the initial?

  15. I love these but how did you do the glitter? Mine never sticks.

  16. Another gorgeous project, Heidi! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist
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  17. Zane put his on the tree and said “this is my M&M ornament”. Now Alexa needs one! ;)

  18. im so not crafty but i love these please say they r on etsy please!!! lol

  19. I am having trouble getting the vinyl to stick. Any suggestions??

    • Sorry about that! My only suggestion would be to make sure that the glass is completely clean before trying to apply the vinyl (I like to clean it with a bit of vinegar to remove any residue or oils from my fingers), and use lots of pressure. Good luck!

  20. I got a Cameo for Christmas and am just starting to play with it, I hand made my Christmas ornaments this year but will fun next year making more glitter ones!


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